Famous Louisiana Boiled Crawfish

Total Time:
2 hr 15 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
35 min
Cook:
1 hr 30 min

Yield:
12 to 15 servings or 45 appetizer servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 cups cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups ground crab boil
  • 5 cups salt
  • 1 sack crawfish (40 to 45 pounds)
  • 1 gallon chilled After Boil Ingredients, recipe follows
  • After Boil Ingredients:
  • 1 gallon water
  • 4 whole heads garlic
  • 2 large onions
  • 1/2 stalk celery
  • 5 lemons
Directions

In a large stockpot, bring 10 gallons of water to a full boil. Add seasonings and bring water back to a full boil. Add crawfish, and bring back to a full boil. Once crawfish return to full boil, turn off fire, and add 1 gallon of the chilled After Boil Ingredients. Soak for 35 minutes, and then they are ready to eat.

After Boil Ingredients:

In a large pot, combine 1 gallon water with garlic, onions, celery, and lemons. Bring to a full boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and chill.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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